APAICS encourages APPI youth to get involved in public service; invites high school students to apply by Apr 30 for Leadership Academy


NEW YORK – The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is looking for AAPI youth to get involved in public service. Its APAICS Youth Leadership Academy takes AAPI high school students through a week of leadership and Congressional simulations. Its goal is to inspire AAPI youth to develop a passion for public service and see the viability of a career in politics.

The APAICS Youth Leadership Academy program, in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, is a week-long leadership development and enrichment program geared towards high school students. The program’s purpose is to provide students of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage the unique opportunity to learn more about government and public policy issues impacting the AAPI community and how they can be more involved in the political process.

Like in the previous year, the program will be held virtually and runs from June 21 through June 25, with programming starting each day from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. The cost to participate in the program is $175 per student. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. APPLY HERE.

There are a limited number of scholarships available to students who come from low-income households. A parent or guardian must complete the scholarship portion of the application to be considered for the scholarship. They must complete the scholarship application at the same time as the program application. For more information, head to their website here!

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